The Patriot Chiefs: A Chronicle of American Indian Resistance; Revised Edition (Paperback)

The Patriot Chiefs: A Chronicle of American Indian Resistance; Revised Edition By Alvin M. Josephy, Jr. Cover Image

The Patriot Chiefs: A Chronicle of American Indian Resistance; Revised Edition (Paperback)

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“A valuable chronicle of the greatness and majesty of the Indian chiefs.”—Christian Science Monitor
 
Told through the life stories of nine Indian chiefs, this narrative depicts the American Indian effort to preserve a heritage and resist the changes brought by the white man. Hiawatha, King Philip, Popé, Pontiac, Tecumseh, Osceola, Black Hawk, Crazy Horse, and Chief Joseph each represent different tribal backgrounds, different times and places, and different aspects of Indian leadership. Soldiers, philosophers, orators, and statesmen, these leaders were the patriots of their people. Their heroic and tragic stories comprise an integral part of American history.
 
“Josephy tells his nine lives with . . . a cold-blooded historian’s perspective, sorrowing for both white man and red.”—Time
 
“More than a series of biographical sketches . . . Josephy places his Indian heroes in a broad historical setting and pictures them as fighters for freedom in the American tradition.”—The New York Times Book Review
Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., a leading historian of the American West, was the author of many award-winning books, including The Patriot ChiefsThe Indian Heritage of AmericaNow That the Buffalo's GoneThe Civil War in the American West500 Nations, and A Walk Toward Oregon. He was a vice president and editor of American Heritage magazine, the founding chairman of the board of trustees of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, and president of the Western History Association. Josephy died in the fall of 2005.
Product Details ISBN: 9780140234633
ISBN-10: 0140234632
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: November 1st, 1993
Pages: 384
Language: English